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#BoycottReacher , Alan Ritchson slammed for calling Trump a racist rapist


Fans calling for boycott after actor puts foot in mouth

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I was enjoying Reacher...until now. No mas.

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I'm done with this show because of that stupid douchebag.

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Season 2 wasn't that great anyway. Another one bites the dust.

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Freedom of speech, not just for Trumper's.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2024/04/15/reacher-star-alan-ritchson-faces-backlash-after-trump-comments/?sh=28b57c6150c3

“I'm a Christian quite simply because of what Jesus calls us to do," Ritchson told THR. "Love other people until death. It doesn't mean we're all to be hung on a cross, but how can I suffer for you? That is a beautiful thing."

But Christians have become “ the most vitriolic tribe” the 41-year-old actor added. "It is so antithetical to what Jesus was calling us to be and to do."

"Trump is a rapist and a con man,” he said in the interview, “and yet the entire Christian church seems to be treat him like he's their poster child and it's unreal. I don't understand it."

Ritchson didn’t mince words when discussing the Catholic Church, either. "It's worth saying that the atrocities that are happening in the church that are being actively covered up, even to this day with people not being held accountable, is repulsive," he said. "I can't for one second support the Catholic Church while there are still cardinals, bishops and priests being passed around with known pedophilic tendencies."


Don't like it, then don't support a proud rapist like Trump. https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37595321

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Ritchson claims to reject Trump because he (Ritchson) is a Christian. Christianity is a woke religion in the eyes of today's conservatives. They reject Christ's teachings, even when quoted directly from the bible.

https://www.newsweek.com/evangelicals-rejecting-jesus-teachings-liberal-talking-points-pastor-1818706

Moore has found himself at odds with other evangelical leaders due to his frequent criticism of former President Donald Trump. He resigned his position with the SBC in 2021 following friction over his views on Trump and a sex abuse crisis among Southern Baptist clergy.

In his NPR interview, Moore suggested that Trump had transformed the political landscape in the U.S. to the point where some Christian conservatives are openly denouncing a central doctrine of their religion as being too "weak" and "liberal" for their liking.

"Multiple pastors tell me, essentially, the same story about quoting the Sermon on the Mount, parenthetically, in their preaching—'turn the other cheek'—[and] to have someone come up after to say, 'Where did you get those liberal talking points?'" Moore said.

"When the pastor would say, 'I'm literally quoting Jesus Christ' ... The response would be, 'Yes, but that doesn't work anymore. That's weak," he added. "When we get to the point where the teachings of Jesus himself are seen as subversive to us, then we're in a crisis."


Fake Christians, rejecting the message of Christ. How weird is that?

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